32 CFR 842.23 - Delegations of authority.
(a) Settlement authority: (1) These individuals have been delegated the authority to settle claims payable for $25,000 or less if the claim arose before 31 October 1988, or $40,000 or less if the claim arose on or after 31 October 1988, and to deny claims in any amount:
(i) The Judge Advocate General (TJAG).
(ii) The Deputy Judge Advocate General.
(iii) The Director of Civil Law.
(iv) The Chief, Deputy Chief, and Branch Chiefs, Claims and Tort Litigation Staff.
(2) The SJAs of HQ USAFE, HQ PACAF, and 9 AF (for claims arising out of HQ CENTCOM) have delegated authority to settle claims payable, and to deny claims filed for $25,000 or less.
(3) The SJAs of single base GCMs and the SJAs of GCMs within PACAF and USAFE have delegated authority to settle claims payable, and to deny claims filed for $15,000 or less.
(4) SJAs of each Air Force Base, station, and fixed installation have been delegated the authority to settle claims payable, and deny claims filed for $10,000 or less.
(b) Redelegation of authority. A settlement authority may redelegate the authority, in writing, to a subordinate judge advocate or civilian attorney.
(c) Reconsideration authority. A settlement authority has the same authority specified in a above. However, with the exception of TJAG, a settlement authority may not deny a claim on reconsideration that it, or its delegate, had previously denied.
(d) Authority to reduce, withdraw, and restore settlement authority. Any superior settlement authority may reduce, withdraw, or restore delegated authority.